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Oz Noy, Oteil Burbridge & Keith Carlock: You Dig
Bass Videos

Oz Noy, Oteil Burbridge & Keith Carlock: You Dig

This may be a showcase for drummer Keith Carlock, but we don’t care. This trio – made up of guitarist Oz Noy and bassist Oteil Burbridge – gets down on this one. Enjoy.

Toto Releases “Toto XIV” with Founding Bassist David Hungate
New Albums

Toto Releases “Toto XIV” with Founding Bassist David Hungate

Toto XIV marks the return of bassist David Hungate, but it is also being released on the heels of a tragedy: Mike Porcaro, who remained the group’s official bassist as he struggled with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), succumbed to his illness earlier this month at the age of 59. Hungate came back to the band in...

Barefaced Audio Introduces the Retro Two10 Bass Cabinet
Amps

Barefaced Audio Introduces the Retro Two10 Bass Cabinet

Barefaced Audio has introduced the Retro Two10, a 2×10″ bass cabinet that the company says puts out the vibe and power of a sealed 4×10″. Weighing in at 30 pounds, the cab is loaded with a pair of 10CR250 drivers for a vintage tone and power handling up to 400 watts. “We’re excited that the new Two10 is, in many...

David Pastorius: Bass Remix of Tech N9ne’s “Stop the Sailor”
Bass Videos

David Pastorius: Bass Remix of Tech N9ne’s “Stop the Sailor”

We’ve shared videos of David Pastorius adding some high octane bass to Tech N9ne tunes before (including “Questions” and “Worldwide Choppers”). This time around, David adds nothing but straight up groove on “Stop the Sailor”… and some Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, thanks to special guest Brittany Reneé Grant.

Late Bernard Edwards Plays on “New” Chic Single Born from Analog Tapes
New Albums

Late Bernard Edwards Plays on “New” Chic Single Born from Analog Tapes

Although Chic bassist Bernard Edwards died in 1996, new music featuring his bass prowess is available again on the Chic song, “I’ll Be There.” The 12-inch vinyl single from Chic, featuring Nile Rodgers (Edwards’ Chic bandmate) and The Martinez Brothers is based on an old “lost” analog practice take of for a Chic song called “Love Somebody Today,” according to...

Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Bassline Publishing Releases “Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar”

If you’re a fan of Stuart Clayton’s work on No Treble, his book, Advanced Studies for Bass Guitar from Clayton’s Bassline Publishing, should pique your interest. The book, featuring 10 study pieces, teaches players how to master techniques like slapping, fingerstyle and plectrum playing and the use of harmonics. It’s the fourth title in Bassline’s Bass Techniques series, and each...

Warwick Updates Corvette $$ Bass
Basses

Warwick Updates Corvette $$ Bass

Warwick is updating the Corvette $$ this year with a version topped by a 3/8-inch piece of colored AAA flamed maple. The bass, which is defined by its dual humbucker pickups, is offered through the Warwick Custom shop. The bass’s body is a solid piece of USA swamp ash paired with a wenge neck and fingerboard. It comes in four,...

Nastja Nina and Anton Davidyants: Sokunthea
Bass Videos

Nastja Nina and Anton Davidyants: Sokunthea

When you put a song together with just bass and voice, beautiful things happen. Here’s a great example with the duo of Nastja Nina and Anton Davidyants performing the bassist’s original song “Sokunthea.” The song was first written as a solo bass piece, but Davidyants decided to redo it with Nina doubling the melody. The phenomenal bass playing and blend...

Jazz and Hip Hop Merge on BadBadNotGood’s “Sour Soul”
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Jazz and Hip Hop Merge on BadBadNotGood’s “Sour Soul”

Jazz/hip-hop band BadBadNotGood, featuring Chester Hansen on bass, has teamed up with rapper Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan) to produce the album Sour Soul. The combination of the Canadian jazz trio with a legendary rapper is one that has prompted positive reviews since the CD’s February release. Now, the album, pairs live instrumentation and highly cinematic sound with Ghostface Killah’s raw,...

Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Announces 2015 Lineup

Every year, Fender announces a new lineup from their Custom Shop that includes at least one bass. The 2015 series includes four basses: the Limited Edition 1955 Precision Bass, the Postmodern Precision Jazz Bass, the 1959 Journeyman Relic Precision Bass, and the 1960 Journeyman Jazz Bass. As part of the Limited Edition series, the Limited Edition 1955 Precision Bass is...